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Jake Varner gives U.S. rare double

Updated: August 12, 2012, 3:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Cael Sanderson spent the past seven years teaching Jake Varner how to be a world champion -- and he was there Sunday when Varner joined him as an Olympic gold medalist.

With Sanderson watching, Varner defeated Valerie Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 to win gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle.

Coupled with Jordan Burroughs' win in the 74 kilograms Friday night, it gave the American team multiple Olympic gold medalists in men's wrestling for the first time since 1996.

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